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Creating an outdoor cinema in your garden – the techy bit

Watching a film outside on a big screen is a great thing to do and is popular for both children’s and grown-up parties. We receive lots of enquiries about hiring the equipment to show a movie outside so we’ve put together this guide to help you understand what you...

An introduction to Meeting Room AV systems

AV in the workplace increases year on year, whether it's the webcam you use to skype the occasional off-site meeting or the video wall used for presentations at the year-end company get together. Love it or hate it, it's part of our working environment so it’s...

Laser Projector Vs Projector with Bulb

Many projector manufacturers have launched laser projectors. In this article, we explore some of the pros and cons of laser projection and dispel some of the myths associated with them. WHAT IS LASER PROJECTION The first thing to clarify is the concept of Laser...

How to use the Showtec compact LED 715 Q4 par light

At AV Unit we know how mind-boggling it can be cycling through menus trying to figure out how to get a lighting fixture to do something. So we can only imagine how frustrating it must be for our hire customers when they have to do the same. We will send out our...

Audio Visual Cables – Uses and Limitations

When planning your AV installation there are so many different things to think about it’s super easy to overlook a major flaw in your design so we’re publishing a series of blog posts giving you some helpful tips and tricks to remember when planning your installation....

Front or Rear Projection – Which is best?

The choice of front or rear projection depends on several factors Front and rear screen surfaces The material that the screen is made from is different for front and rear projection.  A front projection screen is normally a matt white material and often they are...

Why dosen’t projection work well outside?

If I had a penny for every time we're asked to provide a projector for use outside, I would be on the beach in Mexico enjoying an early retirement...but it just doesn’t work! Why doesn't projection work well during daylight hours? Time and time again we are asked to...

What is the correct height for a Classroom Interactive Screen?

In an ideal world all interactive screens would always be mounted on motorised height adjustable brackets but due to budget considerations it is often necessary to install the screens on fixed height wall brackets.  Determining the height at which the screen should be...

BVS 65″ ECOtouch in action

The 65" BVS ECOtouch comes fully installed for just £1799 and could be in your classroom within two weeks from placing your order. This offer includes; Heavy duty fixed height wall bracket Comprehensive cable kit Installation 2 x Styluses and 1 x Retractable Wand...

Suffolk Show – 2 days hire for the price of 1

The Annual Suffolk Show exhibition is up and coming with dates for this year the 1st & 2nd of June. Suffolk’s most popular exhibition attracts an audience of around 86,000 over the two days, making it the perfect place to exhibit, whether you are trying to...